Resilio Connect vs. Microsoft DFSR

Resilio Connect

Resilio Connect is a file transfer and synchronization solution. It is centrally managed and built to integrate with other IT and OPS tools. It can scale to support 1000s of headless endpoints, and millions of files.



DFSR, or distributed files system replication, is a feature of Windows Server for replicating files across several servers. Microsoft introduced this feature in Windows NT4.0 as an add-on, and it became a standard feature in Windows 2000 server and on.

Features & Benefits




File Integrity verification
Connection loss recovery
File chunks replicated by multiple servers
NAT traversal


Web-based dashboard
Email notifications
Webhooks notifications
Audit trail

File Replication Capabilities

Real-time file change monitoring
Rename or move detection
Archive of deleted and modified files
Selective sync
NTFS permissions replications
ReFS (Resilient File System) support
Max. file size
WinServer 2012R2: 250 GB
WinServer 2008: 64 GB


P2P data replication
WAN optimization
Bandwidth management
Explicit Control


Linux and Mac OS support
Cloud and Object Storage support
SMB and NFS support
Azure Files support
Sync outside of the domain
"We were able to turn around graphic proofs quicker based on our staff’s availability, versus forcing it through a bottleneck at a specific office. Connect has made us more efficient" — Ken Brubacher, Project Manager.
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“Our engineers deployed a successful test version in a hour - without reading a ton of manuals - that delivered the best result of all the solutions we tried” — Roman Sakno, Enterprise Architect at Wargaming.
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"If we bought about 40 additional servers it would have been pretty expensive. Resilio is a much cheaper solution for us right now." — Mario Jost, Systems Engineer @Mercedes-Benz
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"Resilio Connect enables us to reliably distribute our code, specifically new language models in a fraction of time. These copy jobs now take an hour, down from eight."— Christian Bryndum, VoiceBase’s Director of Operations
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